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Sona 9-Course Spontanée Tasting Menu, in Photos


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Sona 9-Course Spontanée Tasting Menu, in Photos

kevin h | Jun 23, 2007 02:10 AM

I recently had the pleasure of dining at Sona for my birthday. I had heard mixed reviews about the place but I'm happy to report that my dining companions and I all came away very happy. Definitely one of the top restaurants in LA in my opinion.

The menu in brief:

Amuse Bouche: Patty Pan Squash Tempura, Goat Cheese, Tomato Confit
Audoin de Dampierre Cuvee des Ambassadeurs 1er Cru, Reims

1a: Tuna 3 Ways, Vitello Tonnato, Sweet Bread Croutons
1b: English Pea Soup, Pearl Tapioca, Hamachi, Geoduck Clam
Pio Cesare Arneis, Langhe, Italy 2005

2a: Maine Lobster, Stinging Nettle Farfalle, Morels
2b: Crispy Veal Sweetbreads, Maitake Mushroom, Crab Sauce
Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France 2000

3a: Slow Cooked Halibut, Sautéed Bitter Greens, Coconut Milk Broth
3b: Crispy Opakapaka, Sea Beans, Wasabi Potato Purée, Braised Oxtail
Peay Estate Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 2005

4a: Duck, Beet Cloud, Roasted Beets, Arugula, Honey Vinegar Reduction
4b: Roasted Squab, White Asparagus Wrapped With Bread, Blood Orange Marmalade
Domaine Dominique Mugneret Vosne-Romanée, Burgundy, France 2002

5a: Venison, Smoked Eggplant Purée, Honshimeji Mushroom, Salted Plum, Shiso
5b: Colorado Lamb Rack, Cauliflower Purée, Curried Lentil Vinaigrette
Radio-Coteau Syrah "Timbervine," Russian River Valley 2005

6: Kobe Beef From Kagoshima, Pickled Young Ginger, Celery Shiso Salad
Château Monbousquet Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France 2003

Cheese, 6 Selections
1997 Ramos Pintos Vintage Port, Portugal

7: Riesling Granita, Mango, Candied Ginger

8a: Peach Tart, Juniper Berry Ice Cream, Bitter Almond Cream
8b: Rhubarb Cannoli, Mascarpone Cream, Strawberries, Celery Granita
Domaine de Baumard "Carte D'Or" Côteaux du Layon, Loire Valley, France 2004

9a: Chocolate Espuma, Araguani Szechwan Peppercorn Ice Cream, Smoked Peanut Purée, Pickled Cherries
9b: Chocolate Tea Sandwiches, Hibiscus Iced Tea
Anselman Trockenbeerenauslese Ortega "Flemlinger Bischofskreauz," Rheinpfalz, Germany 1999

Mignardises 1: Strawberry Confit with Lime Gelée, Star Anise Truffle, Rosemary Macaroon
Mignardises 2: Rosemary Madeleines

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